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Somerset, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stone Town was a very interesting place to visit. The Swahili House was part of an OAT excursion after Safari. The place in itself was originally housing for an entire family. The top floor was for the eldest members, second floor for next down in age and first floor for the youngest. It is now separate hotel rooms, very small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It gave us the most beautiful experience ever. The hospitality we received and services was just Amazing. Actually within the 4 days of our stay, I added 3kg. The scenery makes you forget all you challenges n for a moment enjoy your life fully. Can't wait to be there soooon.

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Boden, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Swahili House is a very nice hotel with lovely interior design and with the historical charm of Stone Town. The staff was lovely and very flexible and the food was very nice. I especially liked the restaurant layout and the lovely meals with a view. I would definitely stay here again.

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Khartoum, Sudan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely room with a large bathroom, a big four poster bed and a cute little balcony. The room had lots of good natural light, a well functioning AC and was spacious. The rooftop restaurant and bar was wonderful with attentive staff and delicious food. Must say the breakfast was disappointing, as food was not replenished and the... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The location takes a minute or two to find without an actual map (we had one, didn't use it for a sense of adventure), but there's no getting lost in Stone Town. So take your time, ask the locals (not the annoying tour-guides!) and eventually stumble upon this gem in the centre of the town. When entering the premises you'll... More 

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

Location in the Middle of Stone Town was outstanding. Staff was friendly. My husband and I took the optional cooking class. Learning new dishes with the Zanzibar spices was fun. The owner took us out to buy spices at her favorite shop. Rooms were spacious and comfortable, some with small balconies overlooking the street.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

If you want a good view of the town and see the sun setting over the ocean, this is a great place. The building, very near to the Zanzibar coffee house, is very attractive and you can either take the lift or, if you're feeling fit, ascend the steep stairs and you'll get to see the very attractive accommodation floors.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Nice boutique hotel centrally located near the local markets and all that Stone Town has to offer. It is a great little hotel with friendly staff, the building itself is a beautiful old building and it retains its charm. The roof top restaurant is a lovely place to have breakfast, with some lovely views its also a beautiful breezy spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

A lovely old building in the middle of Stone Town, easily accessible everywhere. The staff at The Swahili House were so pleasant, accommodating and welcoming, especially Susanne at Reception. We left our phone charger behind and she came all the way to the Ferry Port to give it to us. The food and service at the restaurant was spectacular. Truly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

The beautiful interior of the Swahili House sets the mood for a nice and cosy meal. They have a rooftop terrace with a decent view, though we chose to eat downstairs because of airconditioning and charging possibilities. I ordered a dish with chicken, as shown in the picture, and it was very delicious. The staff was very nice and the... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the bustling heart of Stone Town the building was originally set up and used as an Indian Merchant House in the 19th century. In the 125 years that were to come the building was home to one of the many Sultan families and then became a hotel some years ago. After purchasing the hotel, renovations started in May 2008. Most of the hotel has been restored into its original state, but we have been making some changes as well. The result is The Swahili House - a sparkling hotel with traditional influences and modern day facilities in combination with authentic Swahili hospitality. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Swahili House

Address: Mchambawima Street, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Zanzibar Archipelago > Zanzibar Island > Zanzibar City > Stone Town
Price Range: $86 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Swahili House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
The Swahili House Hotel Stone Town
The Swahili House Zanzibar Island/Stone Town
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